IAB AMC Presentation May 2011


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Full presentation deck from the May 2001 full Affiliate Marketing Council meeting. Topics covered included full updates from all committees as well as the latest developments on the EU e-Privacy Directive.

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IAB AMC Presentation May 2011

  1. 1. The IAB Affiliate Marketing Council Meeting 26 th May 2011
  2. 2. Agenda
  3. 3. Introduction
  4. 6. Best Practice Committee <ul><li>Six projects agreed to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Affiliate Payment Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affiliate Auditing / Approvals / Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethical Merchant Charter (revisited) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavioural Retargeting (revision and extension) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product Feeds Guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cashback Education Piece </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. Affiliate Auditing: Owen Hewitson <ul><li>Affiliate auditing document contains: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on auditing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methodology for auditing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on comprehensive T&Cs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Practice for affiliate removals </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. Affiliate Auditing <ul><li>Feedback: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start of the document should be more general introduction with auditing as an option but not necessarily encouraged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress why ‘category level culling’ should be discouraged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on treating affiliates as individuals rather than making broad ‘culling’ decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential ‘code of respect’ for auditing/removals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explicit procedural guide </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Ethical Merchant Guide: Pete Berry <ul><li>Ethical Merchant Guide document contains: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarity on what affiliates are paid for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>De-duplication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What types of affiliates merchants work with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notice periods </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anything additional to add? E.g. Payment terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. Remarketing/targeting: Hero Grigoraki <ul><li>The Retargeting / Remarketing document contains: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mechanism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reward models and how to operate on a CPA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct or via a network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cookie hierarchies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PI / PV cookies / cookie length </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programme set up/management details – transparency on ad placement, commissions, reporting, ad frequency, optimisation </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. Remarketing/targeting <ul><li>Considerations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do we mention cookie lengths? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusion of the IAB self-regulatory framework guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tone of voice </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. Next Steps <ul><li>Consultation period </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents to be made available in early June </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two weeks for general feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback accumulated and actioned accordingly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Additional projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aim for first drafts by July </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. Other <ul><li>Affiliate competitions and prizes: what you need to know (May 24 th ) </li></ul><ul><li>RAC & vouchercodes.co.uk case study (May 9 th ) </li></ul><ul><li>Why mobile matters (May 9 th ) </li></ul><ul><li>March overview (April 9 th ) </li></ul><ul><li>To add: case studies, A4U Awards winning/highly commended entries </li></ul>
  12. 15. Research Committee Feedback <ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bruce Clayton and Matt Bailey survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilisation of existing research from networks and merchants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PWC Adex data submissions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Progress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 obvious omissions from PWC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing research collation – slow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A4U Award adaption </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bruce and Matt building survey with IAB </li></ul></ul>
  13. 17. Attendees <ul><li>Two monthly meetings: </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliate Window </li></ul><ul><li>Aviva </li></ul><ul><li>Commission Junction </li></ul><ul><li>Existem </li></ul><ul><li>Hatmatic </li></ul><ul><li>Lastminute.com </li></ul><ul><li>M-Chi </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Stop Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Quidco </li></ul><ul><li>RO Eye </li></ul><ul><li>Skimlinks </li></ul><ul><li>Stream 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Top10.com </li></ul><ul><li>TradeDoubler </li></ul>
  14. 18. The plan <ul><li>External </li></ul>Internal
  15. 19. Projects <ul><li>Expert Consultation Group </li></ul>
  16. 20. Projects <ul><li>Contacting External Industry groups </li></ul>‘ Lunch & Learn’ events
  17. 21. Projects <ul><li>Broadcasting IAB meetings – podcast & twitter </li></ul>IAB Affiliate Marketing Council groups A4U Award winners: promotion & case studies
  18. 22. We Want You!
  19. 23. Legislation Committee Feedback <ul><li>ASA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication Channels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Practice Document(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ePrivacy Directive </li></ul>
  20. 25. Background <ul><li>Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications – the ePrivacy Directive </li></ul><ul><li>This is an EU Directive that has been transposed into UK Law </li></ul><ul><li>We can not change the law , we have to work with the situation we are now in </li></ul>
  21. 26. Key Parties <ul><li>The UK Government </li></ul><ul><li>The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The trade association for the online advertising industry </li></ul></ul>
  22. 27. Key Points for the Affiliate Industry <ul><ul><li>Intrusive Cookies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consent for cookies being dropped (informed Vs. prior) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opt-Out from cookies option for consumers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strictly Necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparency for Consumers </li></ul></ul>
  23. 28. Key Concerns <ul><li>Fragmented approach within the Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Implications of opt-out cookies </li></ul><ul><li>Gaining consent </li></ul><ul><li>Implications of more transparency </li></ul>
  24. 29. The ICO Advice – May 2011 <ul><li>ICO makes it clear that these rules can not be ignored </li></ul><ul><li>Phased approach to implementation despite the law coming into force on 26 th May </li></ul><ul><li>However, organisations are expected to be considering the changes to the ruling and have plans in place </li></ul><ul><li>The ICO have indicated they will give companies up to 12 months to become compliant </li></ul><ul><li>The industry cannot rely on consent being obtained by the browser and should look to gain consent in some other way </li></ul><ul><li>The ICO does not intent to use prescriptive lists on how to comply with the new rules </li></ul>
  25. 30. ICO Advice <ul><li>The ICO advises websites to take the following steps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check what type of cookies or similar technologies you use and how you use them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess how intrusive your use of cookies is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide what solution to obtain consent will be best in your circumstances </li></ul></ul>
  26. 31. The Online Behavioural Solution <ul><li>Pan-European self-regulatory Framework for online behavioural advertising aimed at enhancing transparency and consumer control </li></ul><ul><li>The Framework introduces an ‘icon’ that will appear in or around the display advertisement </li></ul><ul><li>With one click the icon will provide consumers with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>further information about behavioural advertising in the relevant European language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a way to manage information preferences or to stop receiving behavioural advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is being implemented via a new pan-European website, www.youronlinechoices.eu . </li></ul></ul>
  27. 32. http://www.youronlinechoices.eu
  28. 33. The Legislation Committee Suggestion <ul><li>Create a “ youronlinechoices ” for the affiliate industry </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Be part of a wider online marketing information site </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure all affiliates link to the information site and there is a clear access from the affiliate site </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct an Audit of Cookies used in Affiliate Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>There will not be an opt-out option in the short-term </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does this really answer the Directive? </li></ul></ul>
  29. 34. Implications of Providing Opt-Out <ul><li>All networks / in-house programmes would need to be involved </li></ul><ul><li>Technically how possible is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Potentially damaging for affiliates ROI </li></ul>
  30. 35. Our recommendation <ul><li>Proceed with “phase 1” working independently or with the online industry </li></ul><ul><li>Work closely with the IAB to understand the ICO progression </li></ul><ul><li>Take learning’s from the OBA industry approach </li></ul><ul><li>Create a technical working group to work on contingency plans for “opt-out” </li></ul>
  31. 36. Industry Feedback <ul><li>AMC meeting today </li></ul><ul><li>Engage all stakeholders and gain feedback </li></ul><ul><li>IAB support </li></ul>
  32. 37. Questions & Debate
  33. 38. Networking Drinks <ul><li>Thanks to our sponsors …. </li></ul>